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Mook: Clinton Didn't Need Obama's Urging to Concede to Trump

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By    |   Sunday, 04 Dec 2016 04:19 PM

Hillary Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook disputed a report Clinton conceded the election to President-elect Donald Trump only after a call from President Barack Obama, calling for "a little fact-checking" on the election night events.

"She made the decision to call Donald Trump," Mook told CNN's Jake Tapper in the election post-mortem Thursday at Harvard University, which aired on Sunday's "State of the Union." 

The Hill had reported, citing sources from a yet-to-be-released book co-authored by Jonathan Allen and The Hill's senior White House correspondent Amie Parnes, that Obama had to urge a "frustrated" Clinton to concede before she called Trump to do so.

"She made that decision on her own before she spoke to the president," Mook contended to Tapper. "She made it because she believed – and she had said during the campaign – it is important to our democracy that whoever wins that their opponent concede the election and be supportive of them becoming president-elect.

"So, she acted in good faith with that."

During the final debate with Clinton, it was Trump who had been criticized for telling moderator Chris Wallace, "I'll keep you in suspense," when asked if he would accept the election results and concede to Clinton to fulfill the U.S. tradition of a "peaceful transition of power." But, alas, Trump won, and questions were raised about Clinton's delayed concession speech the day after the election.

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